Safeguarding and Prevent
Safeguarding all the children and adults at Somersham Primary School is our highest priority. This covers a variety of areas of school life, including:
- Child Protection and Prevent
- Safer Recruitment and Induction of staff and volunteers
- Complaints and allegations
- Policies and website compliance
- Health and safety
- Personal development, health and welfare
- Inclusion and SEND
At Somersham, we have four Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):
Jonathan Clarke - Head of School - Lead DSL
Sian Talbot - SENDCo
Annette Butler - KS2 Leader
Alex Chelland-Brown - KS1 Leader
If you have any questions or concerns linked to safeguarding please do get in contact. The Safeguarding Policy can be found on the 'Policies' tab.
The Prevent Duty
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Somersham Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.
As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.